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#Aviation report: Commission calls for action to reduce delays and address capacity issues in the EU

#Aviation report: Commission calls for action to reduce delays and address capacity issues in the EU

| April 17, 2019

The European Commission has received recommendations by high-level aviation experts on the future of air traffic management in Europe. The so-called “wise persons group” was set up by the Commission to consider recent developments in European aviation, listen to the views of major air traffic management stakeholders and produce proposals on the future direction of […]

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European Commission welcomes Council adoption of new EU rules to facilitate sales of goods and supply of #DigitalContent and #DigitalServices

European Commission welcomes Council adoption of new EU rules to facilitate sales of goods and supply of #DigitalContent and #DigitalServices

| April 17, 2019

The Council has formally adopted new contract law rules that will help consumers be confident when buying online and give businesses harmonized aftersales conditions throughout Europe. Digital Single Market Vice President Andrus Ansip said: “This is excellent news for consumers and ecommerce in the EU. All the pieces of the puzzle are falling into place: consumers will be […]

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#CopyrightReform clears final hurdle: Commission welcomes approval of modernized rules fit for digital age

#CopyrightReform clears final hurdle: Commission welcomes approval of modernized rules fit for digital age

| April 16, 2019

The Council of the European Union has given its green light to the new Copyright Directive which will bring concrete benefits to citizens, the creative sectors, the press, researchers, educators, and cultural heritage institutions. The reform will adapt copyright rules to today’s world, where music streaming services, video-on-demand platforms, news aggregators and user-uploaded-content platforms have […]

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#DigitalDay2019 – EU countries will commit to three digital co-operation initiatives

#DigitalDay2019 – EU countries will commit to three digital co-operation initiatives

| April 10, 2019

On Digital Day 2019 (9 April), member states signed three Declarations to pool efforts and resources for accelerating digital developments in key areas that can bring tangible benefits to our economies and our societies. This year’s Digital Day brought member states and EU institutions together with partners from industry, academia and civil society, and take digital co-operation […]

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Member states test their #CybersecurityPreparedness for fair and free 2019 EU elections

Member states test their #CybersecurityPreparedness for fair and free 2019 EU elections

| April 9, 2019

The European Parliament, the EU member states, the European Commission and the EU Agency for cybersecurity (ENISA) have organized an exercise to test the EU’s response to and crisis plans for potential cybersecurity incidents affecting the EU elections. The objective of the exercise, which took place today in the European Parliament, was to test how […]

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#DigitalSingleMarket – Global blockchain association launched

#DigitalSingleMarket – Global blockchain association launched

| April 5, 2019

A new international association with the aim of encouraging the global governance and development of blockchain technology was launched this week in Brussels. Speaking ahead of her keynote speech to the inaugural meeting of the International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA), Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, said: “Europe must make more […]

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#DigitalSingleMarket – Almost half of travellers have enjoyed online subscriptions

#DigitalSingleMarket – Almost half of travellers have enjoyed online subscriptions

| April 2, 2019

1 April marks the one-year anniversary since Europeans can travel across the EU with their online subscription to films, sports events, e-books, video games or music services, thanks to the regulation on portability of online content services. A new Eurobarometer survey shows that one year after the new rules entered into force 49% of people who have travelled […]

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